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Perry interviews Akina about new Jones Act study

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii released its groundbreaking study on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, regarding how much the Jones Act costs Hawaii, and the next day institute president Keli’i Akina was interviewed by radio personality Michael W. Perry, about the report’s findings. Perry is host of Hawaii’s No. 1 daily morning

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Akina discusses state budget on KITV4 Island News

Keli’i Akina was interviewed Monday, June 22, 2020, by reporter Paul Drewes of KITV4 Island News about the Legislature’s options for balancing the state budget. Drewes also mentioned the new online tool from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii that lets individuals try to balance the budget themselves. The tool can

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Akina discuses tourism, diversification on MauiNow

Keli’i Akina, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, chatted earlier this month with Pacific Media Group COO and MauiNow director Jack Dugan to answer questions about the state of Hawai’i’s economy. MauiNow’s summary of the interview can be found here. A complete transcript is below. Jack Dugan:

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Akina goes riding with Perry & The Posse

Hawaii radio star Michael W. Perry hosted Keli’i Akina on his hugely popular “Perry & The Posse” radio show on Thursday, May 28, 2020, to talk about the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s new “Road map to prosperity: How Hawaii can recover and even excel after the coronavirus lockdown.” Akina, institute president,

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Legislature needs to cut costs, Akina advises on KITV4

KITV4 reporter Paul Drewes interviewed Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, on Wednesday, May 13, to get the institute’s views about legislative plans for Hawaii’s state budget. Considering that the COVID-19 crisis has decimated Hawaii’s economy, causing state tax revenues to dry up, Akina advised: “The Legislature

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Balancing public health and ‘Let Hawaii Work’

Hawaii News Now reporter Steve Uyehara spent a few minutes on Monday, May 11, 2020, with Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, to talk about the institute’s “Let Hawaii Work” petition. Akina talked about the need for balance between Hawaii’s legitimate public health concerns and the dangers posed in

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KITV4 interviews Akina about ‘Let Hawaii Work’

Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, was interviewed Friday, May 2, 2020, by KITV4 news reporter Annalisa Burgos about the institute’s call for Gov. David Ige to “Let Hawaii Work.” The interview is just shy of seven minutes. A transcript of the interview is below. _______________ Annalisa

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VIDEO: The economic impact of the coronavirus

Grassroot Scholar Ken Schoolland talked about the ever-worsening economic impact of the coronavirus on the economies of Hawaii and nation on Jay Fidell’s “Corona Watch” program on ThinkTech Hawaii on Monday, March 16, 2020.

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The price of paradise: Why many Hawaii residents are forced to leave home

This article was originally published Nov. 26, 2019 by Niagara Frontier Publications, of Grand Island, New York. ••••••••••••••• By Lausei Kozub Special to Niagara Frontier Publications Hawaii is often referred to as “Paradise on Earth.” Located in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 2,100 miles southwest of the mainland, the Hawaiian Islands

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‘Leavin’ on a jet plane …’

The following is an excerpt from an article by Matt Walker that appeared July 11 on BadCredit.org, a website that seeks “to inform and educate Americans with bad credit, enabling better credit decisions and a brighter financial future.” –––––––––––––––– Most Americans who live on the mainland think of Hawaii as

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Perry interviews Akina about new Jones Act study

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii released its groundbreaking study on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, regarding how much the Jones Act costs Hawaii, and the next day institute president Keli’i Akina was interviewed by radio personality Michael W. Perry, about the report’s findings. Perry is host of Hawaii’s No. 1 daily morning

Read More →

Akina discusses state budget on KITV4 Island News

Keli’i Akina was interviewed Monday, June 22, 2020, by reporter Paul Drewes of KITV4 Island News about the Legislature’s options for balancing the state budget. Drewes also mentioned the new online tool from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii that lets individuals try to balance the budget themselves. The tool can

Read More →

Akina discuses tourism, diversification on MauiNow

Keli’i Akina, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, chatted earlier this month with Pacific Media Group COO and MauiNow director Jack Dugan to answer questions about the state of Hawai’i’s economy. MauiNow’s summary of the interview can be found here. A complete transcript is below. Jack Dugan:

Read More →

Akina goes riding with Perry & The Posse

Hawaii radio star Michael W. Perry hosted Keli’i Akina on his hugely popular “Perry & The Posse” radio show on Thursday, May 28, 2020, to talk about the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s new “Road map to prosperity: How Hawaii can recover and even excel after the coronavirus lockdown.” Akina, institute president,

Read More →

Legislature needs to cut costs, Akina advises on KITV4

KITV4 reporter Paul Drewes interviewed Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, on Wednesday, May 13, to get the institute’s views about legislative plans for Hawaii’s state budget. Considering that the COVID-19 crisis has decimated Hawaii’s economy, causing state tax revenues to dry up, Akina advised: “The Legislature

Read More →

Balancing public health and ‘Let Hawaii Work’

Hawaii News Now reporter Steve Uyehara spent a few minutes on Monday, May 11, 2020, with Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, to talk about the institute’s “Let Hawaii Work” petition. Akina talked about the need for balance between Hawaii’s legitimate public health concerns and the dangers posed in

Read More →

KITV4 interviews Akina about ‘Let Hawaii Work’

Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, was interviewed Friday, May 2, 2020, by KITV4 news reporter Annalisa Burgos about the institute’s call for Gov. David Ige to “Let Hawaii Work.” The interview is just shy of seven minutes. A transcript of the interview is below. _______________ Annalisa

Read More →

VIDEO: The economic impact of the coronavirus

Grassroot Scholar Ken Schoolland talked about the ever-worsening economic impact of the coronavirus on the economies of Hawaii and nation on Jay Fidell’s “Corona Watch” program on ThinkTech Hawaii on Monday, March 16, 2020.

Read More →

The price of paradise: Why many Hawaii residents are forced to leave home

This article was originally published Nov. 26, 2019 by Niagara Frontier Publications, of Grand Island, New York. ••••••••••••••• By Lausei Kozub Special to Niagara Frontier Publications Hawaii is often referred to as “Paradise on Earth.” Located in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 2,100 miles southwest of the mainland, the Hawaiian Islands

Read More →

‘Leavin’ on a jet plane …’

The following is an excerpt from an article by Matt Walker that appeared July 11 on BadCredit.org, a website that seeks “to inform and educate Americans with bad credit, enabling better credit decisions and a brighter financial future.” –––––––––––––––– Most Americans who live on the mainland think of Hawaii as

Read More →